South Indian Mushroom Masala

A delicious and lip-smacking mushroom recipe with the flavours of South India This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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South Indian Mushroom Masala

Main Ingredients Button mushrooms, Oil
Cuisine South Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for South Indian Mushroom Masala

  • 10-12 Button mushrooms quartered
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Split skinless black grams (dhuli urad dal)
  • 4-5 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 Medium onions chopped
  • 12-15 Cashewnuts
  • 1 Medium tomato chopped
  • 1 cup Tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon Sambhar powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh cream
  • to garnish Fresh coriander sprig


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add split black gram, curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste, mix and sauté till raw smells disappear.
  2. Add onions, mix and sauté till golden brown. Add cashewnuts and mix well. Add tomato, mix well and cook till tomato turns pulpy.
  3. Add tomato puree, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add sambhar masala powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  4. Add mushrooms and mix well. Add salt, mix well, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or till the mushrooms are cooked completely.
  5. Add coriander leaves and fresh cream and mix well.
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot.